Kedarnath Agarwal

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Kedarnath Agarwal
Born (1911-04-01)1 April 1911[citation needed]
Kamasin, Banda district, Uttar Pradesh
Died 22 June 2000(2000-06-22) (aged 89)
Occupation poet

Kedarnath Agarwal (also spelled as Agrawal and Aggarwal) (1911–2000) was a Hindi language poet and writer.

Biography[edit]

Agarwal was born on 1 April 1911 to Hanuman Prasad Gupta and his wife Ghasiti Devi in the village of Kamasin in Banda district in the Bundelkhand region of the present-day Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.[citation needed] He acquired B.A. and L.L.B. degrees, and became a practising advocate in Banda in 1938.[citation needed]

He was a member of the Pragatisheel Lekhak Sangh, a body inspired by the leftist Progressive Writers' Movement.[citation needed] His writings have been translated into English, German, and Russian.[citation needed]

Agarwal received the Soviet Land Nehru Prize in 1973 and the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1986.[citation needed] In 1995, Bundelkhand university conferred an honorary doctorate in literature (D.Litt) upon him.[citation needed] Other accolades included the Hindi Sansthan Uttar Pradesh Puraskar (1981), Tulsi Puraskar (1986), Mythili Sharan Gupta Puraskar (1990–91), and the Sahitya Vachaspati Manad Upaadhi (1990).[citation needed]

Agarwal served as president of the Arya Kanya Intermediate College for many years.[citation needed] He was associated with the Vinoba Bhave College located in Kamasin village, his birthplace.[citation needed] He also served for one year as president of the local Bar Association in Banda.[citation needed]

Agarwal was married to Parvati Devi.[citation needed] The couple had two daughters and a son.[citation needed] Agarwal died on 22 June 2000.[citation needed]

Published work[edit]

Agarwal's published books are:

  • Yug Ki Ganga
  • Neend Ke Badal
  • Lok Aur Alok
  • Phool nahin Rang Bolte Hain
  • Aag Ka Aayeena
  • Bambay ka Raktasnan
  • Gulmehndi
  • Pankh aur Patwar
  • Mar Pyar ki Thapein
  • He Meri Tum
  • Kahein Kedar Khari Khari
  • Apoorva
  • Vah Chidiya Jo
  • Jamun Jal Tumzsa
  • Bole Bol Abol
  • Jo Shilayein Todte Hain
  • Aatma Gandh
  • Anhari Haryali
  • Khuli Aankhein Khuli Daine

The Kedar Samman[edit]

The Kedar Shod Peeth is a foundation dedicated to commemorating Kedarnath Agarwal's contributions to literature. Every year, it awards the Kedar Samman to a writer for outstanding contributions to literature.[citation needed]

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